Bedford Glossary of Critical and Literary Terms

Bedford Glossary of Critical and Literary Terms

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By (author) Ross C. Murfin, By (author) Supryia M Ray

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  • Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
  • Format: Paperback | 624 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 232mm x 22mm | 700g
  • Publication date: 2 June 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Basingstoke
  • ISBN 10: 0230223303
  • ISBN 13: 9780230223301
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 47,632

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This is the third edition of an essential glossary for students, now thoroughly updated and expanded with more than 50 new literary and critical terms. This title offers a comprehensive reference that clearly and accessibly defines over 850 important literary and critical terms from classical times to the present.It is thoroughly updated and expanded, with more than 50 new terms, including traditional terms, important contemporary terms and introductions to emerging fields of critical study. It features more contemporary examples, including references to movies, TV shows, and bestselling books, and includes new visual examples.This essential glossary presents clear, succinct, and lively definitions of over 850 literary and critical terms for today's student. Thoroughly updated and expanded, the third edition features more than 50 new terms, including traditional terms, important contemporary terms and introductions to emerging fields of critical study.

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ROSS MURFIN (Ph.D. University of Virginia) is Professor of English at Southern Methodist University, USA. Author of scholarly studies on Thomas Hardy, D.H.Lawrence, Joseph Conrad, he is series editor of Bedford/St. Martin's Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism and has edited two volumes in the series, Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness (second edition 1996) and Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter (second edition 2005). SUPRYIA M. RAY (J.D. Harvard Law School) is a writer, editor and college teacher based in Baltimore, USA. A summa cum laude graduate of the University of Miami, USA, she has assisted Ross Murfin in the research and preparation of more than a dozen volumes in the Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism series.

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Praise for the Bedford Glossary: 'An altogether splendid book...informed by a precise sense of what students need now.' - Patricia Meyers Spacks, University of Virginia, USA 'Compact, well-written, and smart, The Bedford Glossary is a resource that my students will and do use.' - James Brock, Florida Gulf Coast University, USA 'The Bedford Glossary brings terms to life for students.' - W. Jason Nelson, Bowling Green State University, USA 'An invaluable companion to students of literature at any level.' - Barry Milligan, Wright State University, USA 'An indispensable tool for literary study.' - J. Hillis Miller, University of California, Irvine, USA

Table of contents

Preface A Note on References and Cross-References Glossary of Critical and Literary Terms Index of Authors and Titles